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Sub shop robbed; Oregon man arrested

An Oregon man was arrested after a Madison sandwich shop was robbed Sunday night, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said Scott R. Kroner, 31, passed a note to an employee at Firehouse Subs at 1403 Emil St. around 6 p.m., got cash and fled in a vehicle.

Officers said the vehicle was spotted nearby and Kroner was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

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Dog cast in 'Gypsy' had been saved by family

The dog cast as Chow Mein in the Oregon Straw Hat Players production of "Gypsy" had been rescued from a dumpster.

Mia Dolce was nursed back to health by Wade Crary and his family after the puppy was found sick and abandoned two years ago, according to an Oregon Observer report.

"Gypsy" was performed Aug. 9-16 in the Oregon School District Performing Arts Center.

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New asst. principal a former baseball coach, special education teacher

A former baseball coach and special education teacher in Reedsburg is Oregon High School's new assistant principal.

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Board postpones vote on school improvements referenda

The Oregon School Board decided this week to hold back on choosing a referendum for school improvements.

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“They are talented individuals and will do an outstanding job with our students, parents, colleagues and supporting the greater Oregon school community,” he said. “We are fortunate to have such a mission based group of administrators in the Oregon School District.”

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Straw Hat Players to perform final 'Gypsy' shows

The Oregon Straw Hat Players will have their final two performances of "Gypsy" this weekend. One will be on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. The other will be on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.

All performances will be at the Oregon School District Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy.

According to the Straw Hat Players' website, "Gypsy" follows the story of an aggressive stage mother during the 1920s "when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born."

Tickets are $17 to the general public, and $15 to youth (high schoolers and younger) and seniors (65 and older).

Witness info helps police nab suspected pipe thieves

Two people were cited in Oregon Wednesday shortly after reportedly stealing supplies from a downtown Madison construction site, according to a release.

Madison police said witnesses reported seeing a Chevy Suburban pull up to a Parisi Construction site on Chamberlain Avenue at 7:39 p.m. A man jumped out and loaded seven pieces of cast iron pipe into the SUV.

Witnesses provided the SUV's license plate information to police, which was associated with an Oregon residence.

Madison officers provided the information to Oregon police, and an officer was able to intercept the suspected thieves as they pulled into the Oregon home. The stolen cast iron pipes were found in the SUV.

Julio J.L. Sanchez, 31, was cited on suspicion of theft, according to the report. Shelia M. Sanchez, 59, was cited on suspicion of party to the crime of theft.